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Jeff Grosso’s Loveletters to Skateboarding: Skate Rock

YouTube Preview ImageThis lengthy, but important “Skate Rock” episode of Loveletters is a mini documentary about the origins and the relationship between skateboarders and the music they listen to and create. Key instigators, originators and skaters interviewed in this piece include” Mofo, Brian Brannon, Glen E. Friedman, Jeff Ament, Tommy Guerrero, Chuck Treece, Steve Caballero, Henry Rollins and others. This is the stuff that matters.

7th Annual Skateboarding Hall of Fame Inductees and Icon Award Recipients Announced

SHOF TrophyThe International Association of Skateboard Companies (IASC) and the International Skateboarding Hall of Fame have proudly to announced this year’s Skateboarding Hall of Fame inductees: Skip Frye (1960s), Ty Page (1970s, Era One), Steve Alba (1970s, Era Two), Eddie Elguera (1980s, Era One), Tommy Guerrero (1980s, Era Two), Ed Templeton (1990s) and three women – Ellen Berryman (1970s), Cindy Whitehead (1980s) and Jen O’Brien (1990s). This year’s Icon Award recipients are pioneering skateboard company Powell-Peralta, photographer/writer/designer Mörizen “Mofo” Föche and legendary hardcore punk band Suicidal Tendencies. The induction and awards ceremony will be held on May 13th, 2016.

After four years of phenomenal growth onsite at the IASC Summit, this year the Skateboarding Hall of Fame will be held at the City National Grove of Anaheim. Hosting at this incredible new venue is made possible thanks to the generous support of our presenting sponsor Vans. The doors will open for happy hour at 5:00 p.m. on May 13th, with the VIP Meet-and-Greet and dinner beginning at 6:00 p.m., with the ceremony following at 7:30 p.m. Along with the induction ceremony and Icon awards, there will be musical performances by inductee Steve Alba and the Powerflex 5, as well as Icon award recipient Mofo of the Drunk Injuns. For tickets to the Skateboarding Hall of Fame, please visit: https://2016-shof.eventbrite.com.

“When Steve Van Doren let us know Vans wanted to step up and really do the Skateboarding Hall of Fame right as part of their 50th year anniversary celebration, I knew we’d have the chance to do something really special,” said Josh Friedberg, Skateboarding Hall of Fame Ceremony producer. “The show has just gotten better every year, but now that we’re in an event space like the City National Grove of Anaheim, there is no doubt in my mind that this will be the best year yet.”

Created in 2009, The Skateboarding Hall of Fame recognizes and honors the history of skateboarding and those influential figures who have significantly shaped skateboarding and our culture throughout the years. All proceeds benefit the not-for-profit efforts of the Skateboarding Hall of Fame and the Go Skateboarding Foundation’s Just One Board initiative.

Selection for the Skateboarding Hall of Fame isn’t wholly determined by seasons, contest results or stats. Above all else, innovation, influence and creativity are honored as the drivers at the heart of the constant evolution of skateboarding.

Current Inductees include: Bruce Logan, Torger Johnson, Danny Bearer, Tony Alva, Stacy Peralta, Jay Adams, Tony Hawk, Steve Caballero, Mark Gonzales, Danny Way, Eric Koston, Bob Burnquist , Patti McGee, Peggy Oki, Woody Woodward, Tom Sims, Alan “Ollie” Gelfand, Rodney Mullen, Christian Hosoi, Wendy Bearer Bull, Laura Thornhill Caswell, Gregg Carroll, Jim Muir, Steve Olson, Lance Mountain, Natas Kaupas, Laurie Turner DeMott, Ellen Oneal Deason, Brian Logan, Henry Hester, Duane Peters, Neil Blender, Chris Miller, John Cardiel, Robin Logan, Cara-Beth Burnside, and Elissa Steamer.

Current Icons: CR Stecyk, Larry Stevenson, John Humphrey, Frank Nasworthy, Glen E. Friedman, Black Flag, Warren Bolster, NHS, Devo, Steve Van Doren, James O’Mahoney, Tracker Trucks, Fausto Vitello, J.Grant Brittain and Pipeline Skatepark.

The Skateboarding Hall of Fame and Icon Awards Ceremony is a production of the International Association of Skateboard Companies’ Go Skateboarding Foundation under license from the International Skateboarding Hall of Fame™.

Vans PROPELLER World Premiere: Skate Team Interviews


The Vans PROPELLER World Premiere took place in Los Angeles, CA and the entire Vans Skate team was in attendance. Chris Cote was there and caught up with all the guys on the red carpet before the premiere.

Check out Anthony Van Engelen, Gilbert Crockett, Daniel Lutheran, Curren Caples, Chima Ferguson, Jeff Grosso, Kyle Walker, Steve Caballero, Christian Hosoi, Elijah Berle, Tony Alva, Rowan Zorilla, Dustin Dollin, Geoff Rowly, Chris Pfanner. Download PROPELLER now by clicking here.

Vans PROPPELER on iTunes Now!

YouTube Preview ImageFollowing its global premiere tour, Vans has released skateboarding’s most anticipated video for 2015, PROPELLER on iTunes to preview, buy and download now. PROPELLER: A Vans Skateboarding Video on iTunes delivers over an hour of unseen outtakes and the making of bonus content featuring the Vans professional skateboarding team. Upcoming additional PROPELLER features will also present PROPELLER: RAW EDITS, a series of 14 clips from the cutting room floor including alternate angles, unused tricks and behind-the-scenes perspectives, available for download with every purchase later this month.

Directed by acclaimed skateboard filmmaker Greg Hunt and featuring full parts from some of the biggest names in skateboarding alongside appearances from legends and true pioneers, PROPELLER presents a sweeping snapshot of modern skateboarding.

Vans PROPELLER World Premiere Tour Dates Announced

YouTube Preview ImageThis May, Vans marks the official release of its highly anticipated first-ever, feature-length Vans skateboarding video, Propeller. Directed by acclaimed pro skateboarder turned filmmaker Greg Hunt and featuring full parts from some of the heavies in modern skateboarding alongside legends and pioneers of our culture, this video is set to blow some minds.

On April 21, Vans presents the world premiere of Propeller at the historic Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles. Tickets to the Los Angeles world premiere will be sold exclusively at select local skate shops beginning this Saturday, April 11th. Propeler will make its international debut across the globe with stops in Europe, Asia, Australia, Canada and Mexico. Visit VansPropeller.com to learn more about world premiere tour dates, locations, ticket information and to find a local premiere near you.

Glen E. Friedman and Ian MacKaye Discuss MY RULES Book

As the release of Glen E. Friedman’s new forthcoming book MY RULES nears, he and Ian MacKaye got together at the Dischord House just outside of Washington DC to discuss some of the rare and important photographs that appear within the pages.
You can advance order the book through this link.

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